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Pastor Tyrell Haag

Senior Pastor

Pineland Baptist Church

Burlington, Ontario

My Story

Tyrell was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds an Honours Degree in Theology (B.Th.) from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa. In Dec 2007 he was called to Constantia Park Baptist, Pretoria where he became the Associate Pastor.

In 2010 Tyrell felt led to reach out to the largely secular Northern suburbs of Johannesburg and thereby planted Heritage Baptist Church in the Melville area where he pastored for 10 years. In the fall of 2020, Tyrell was called here to Pineland Baptist Church and since arriving early in 2021, he now serves as the Senior Pastor.

Over the years Tyrell has blogged at and hosted a weekly radio show and podcast on South Africa’s main Christian Radio Station. These shows can be heard at He has a passion for preaching, the local church, evangelism, apologetics, city churches and cultural studies; all of this under the shadow of wanting to make much of Jesus Christ, that the lost might be saved and believers might mature in their

Tyrell is married to Ainsley and has 3 young children. He spends his free time doing Brazilian Jujitsu, CrossFit and has previously been a Krav Maga (Self-defense) instructor.

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